What does smuggle mean?

Definitions for smuggle
ˈsmʌg əlsmug·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smuggle(verb)

    import or export without paying customs duties

    "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"

Wiktionary

  1. smuggle(Verb)

    To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties

  2. smuggle(Verb)

    To bring in surreptitiously

  3. smuggle(Verb)

    To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smuggle(verb)

    to import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace

    Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]

  2. Smuggle(verb)

    fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely

    Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]

  3. Smuggle(verb)

    to import or export in violation of the customs laws

    Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smuggle

    smug′l, v.t. to import or export without paying the legal duty: to convey secretly.—ns. Smugg′ler, one who smuggles: a vessel used in smuggling; Smugg′ling, defrauding the government of revenue by the evasion of custom-duties or excise-taxes. [Low Ger. smuggeln, cog. with Ger. schmuggeln; Dut. smuigen, to eat secretly.]

  2. Smuggle

    smug′l, v.t. to fondle, cuddle.

Anagrams for smuggle »

  1. muggles, Muggles

  2. Muggles

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of smuggle in a Sentence

  1. James Mitchell:

    (The CIA) had ongoing information to suggest that (terrorists) were trying to smuggle nuclear weapons into the U.S., there was all this anthrax stuff going on, there was credible evidence to suggest that there was another wave of attacks coming and we couldn't have it happen.

  2. Richard Donoghue:

    He betrayed a veterinarian's pledge to prevent animal suffering when he used his surgical skills in a cruel scheme to smuggle heroin in the abdomens of puppies.

  3. Abu Abdulla:

    At least 100 drivers were killed trying to smuggle crude into Syria. Drivers are refusing to go because the smuggling route between Mosul and Syria has became a death trap.

  4. Mark Toner:

    We reject outright the premise that the Turkish Government is in league with ISIL to smuggle oil across its borders, and we frankly see no evidence – none – to support such an accusation.

  5. Tia Freeman:

    Anyway they thought I was a human trafficker trying to smuggle out a baby, so they called in customs, the police a doctor a nurse (to check the baby me to see if I actually gave birth), and the airline higher ups. I was bombarded with questions (naturally) but finally I proved that I wasn’t a trafficker. During this I called the @USEmbassyTurkey.

Images & Illustrations of smuggle

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